DepartmentCrowell School of Business
Biola AffiliationsFaculty


  • M.A., Organizational Leadership, Biola University
  • B.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

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With over 25 years of experience in the banking and market research industries, Jake has held leadership positions with two Fortune 100 companies and one of the country's top-polling firms. Jake was actively involved in the JPMorgan Chase and Washington Mutual Bank merger, the largest conversion in U.S. financial services history at the time. He has been recognized by the California State Assembly and the City of Los Angeles for his contributions in business and organizational leadership. Jake is pursuing his doctorate degree in organizational leadership from Regent University, and his current area of interest includes the mega-trends impacting the global business environment, specifically in regards to a multi-generational and changing workforce.

Publications (Selected)

Published Works

  • Megatrends: The Transformative Forces Reshaping the United States (2020). Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • Millennial and Generation Z’s Perspectives on Leadership Effectiveness (2020). Journal of Emerging Leadership Journeys, 13(1).
  • The Role of American Working Woman: A Century in Review (2020). Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership, 10(1). Coauthored with Laureen Mgrdichian.
  • The Role of American Woman in the Workplace (2019). Paper Presented at The Christian Business Faculty Association Conference. Co-presented with Laureen Mgrdichian.
  • An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel on Decision-Making and Power (2020). The Journal of Emerging Leadership Journeys, 12(1), 29-41.
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Discourse of the Johannine Account (2018). The Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership, 8(1), 51-70.
  • The Rise of Generation Z (2018). Paper Presented at The Christian Business Faculty Association Conference.
  • Leadership Behaviors to Effectively Lead and Communicate with Multi-Generational Organizations (2008), Master's Thesis, Biola University

Manuscripts in Preparation and/or Submitted for Publication

  • Generation Z and the COVID-19 Global Crisis (2021). Kendall Hunt Publishing. Coauthored with Madeleine Prater.
  • The Distinctives of the Christian Scholar, Christian Business Academy Review (2021). 16(1).
  • A Pathway Towards Cultural Intelligence (2021). Global Journal of Management, Spring 2021.
  • Generation Z and the Mental Health Crisis (2021). Global Journal of Management, Spring 2021.
  • An Examination of the Relationship between Servant Leadership and NEO Personality Dimensions among Generation Z and Millennials (2021).
  • Generation Z and the Learning Transfer Process: A Methodology to Teaching Emotional Intelligence to an Emerging Generation (2021).
  • Organizational Theory and Metaphorical Structures in the Book of Acts (2021).


    Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

    • Principles of Management
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Human Resource Management
    • Human Capital Management
    • Capstone for Business Management

    MBA courses at Biola University:

    • Management Theory and Practice
    • The Innovative Leader
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